There is an old western proverb that says, "If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there." It may be the herd that has wandered off, or it may be the Old West itself that has morphed into something different before your very own eyes. The latter is the subject of the newest exhibition at The G Gallery called "Re-Western." The collection features the works of two artists, Felice House and Dana Younger, and their exploration of the American Western Frontier from a contemporary perspective.
"Re-Western" examines many of the quintessential western emblems and turns them on their heads. Younger, a sculptor and installation artist, has taken the western theme and has pushed it into a post-modern era. One section of the gallery is dedicated to Younger's constructed bull skulls. The classic icon of the Native Americans, which is often known as a representation of bravery and strength, has been turned into a modern symbol of razzle-dazzle painted in bright neon colors.